Jesus Henry Christ
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Jesus Henry Christ
This colorful, modern family comedy revolves around 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) and his fervently left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette), who works at the local university's cafeteria. A misfit from birth, Henry's precocious, rabble-rousing ways catch up with him when he gets kicked out of school for writing "Manifestos on the Nature of Truth." Meanwhile, 12-year-old Audrey (Samantha Weinstein) has her own problems because of her single father, university professor Dr. Slavkin O'Hara (Michael Sheen), who used her as the test subject… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Watching Jesus Henry Christ sometimes feels like being trapped in a building with a faulty fire alarm."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Even for a surreal black comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ" requires massive suspension of disbelief."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Aggressively, painfully quirky..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The film is an uneven mix of forced eccentricities and gradually annoying visual gimmicks that leave the characters almost completely detached from reality."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Its casually whimsical tone and esoteric asides come across less as emblematic of a genuinely original voice, and more like an amalgamation of Little Man Tate, Rocket Science, Running With Scissors and, of course, Rushmore."
‑ Brent Simon,
"If it all seems a tad to quirky and twee, that's the overwhelming flaw in director Lee's obvious and lightweight homage to director Wes Anderson."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"So what is "Jesus Henry Christ" about?"
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Stylized comedy explores identity; adults drink and smoke."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"The title alone invites you to cuss at this smug film about family tites, and you may do so the second you catch a whiff of the portentous first shot: a Wes Anderson put-on."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Boldly colored and sharply designed, but there's little to take away from the movie besides a surface appreciation for certain production accomplishments."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It winds up just being annoying"
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Like "Little Miss Sunshine," this quirky indie comedy chugs along at an amiable pace, and with the same sort of dysfunctional family humor. It's not as successful as that film, but only because it's not as complex."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"The cast is the spine of this film. Toni Collette and Michael Sheen give masterful performances as the hapless parents, and young Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein do the same as the brilliant, awkward children."
‑ Clay Steakley, Paste Magazine
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